TAG: National Association of Landscape Professionals

Big Picture: Serene seclusion

October 16, 2018By
Pendennis Mount Residence arched water features (Photo: Michael Prokopchak)

Location: Annapolis, Md. Company: Walnut Hill Landscape Co. The clients asked for a private space that would lend itself well to outdoor entertaining and also feature a dining area, spa, swimming pool, cabana and an outdoor kitchen. They also requested plants that would offer optimal spring and fall interest. The site presented a challenge due to the relatively small space—roughly... read more

It’s all there: 2018 GIE+EXPO preview

October 8, 2018By
GIE+EXPO show view (Photo: GIE+EXPO)

“I’ll see you in Louisville,” has become a common refrain for many landscape professionals and those who sell to and support them. What’s the attraction to this northern Kentucky town, otherwise known for the Derby and the Bourbon Trail? GIE+EXPO—the industry’s only national trade show, which has been growing at a clip for the last decade. The show has established... read more

Destination Companies unite at Nashville event

October 3, 2018By

One landscaper shared his experience of running a debt-free company. One discussed his company’s initiative to hire veterans in response to the troublesome labor issue. Another brought up her company’s decision to hire a bilingual HR specialist to serve as the go-between for Hispanic employees. Despite the differences, all these companies had one thing in common: the desire to become... read more

LIC Technician-Exterior test to be available online in January 2020

August 23, 2018By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) announced that beginning Jan. 1, 2020, the Landscape Industry Certified (LIC) Technician-Exterior test will be available online, enabling anyone to access it from anywhere. It’s the only one of the seven LIC designations that doesn’t offer online testing. Currently, the LIC Technician-Exterior test is given via a written and hands-on testing that’s delivered by... read more

NALP signs president’s pledge to America’s workers

August 10, 2018By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) signed President Donald Trump’s Pledge to America’s Workers, committing to enhance career opportunities for 150,000 people in the next five years. “We are honored to be part of the president’s workforce initiative and joined by so many other industries in this pledge to grow the American workforce in the 21st century economy,” said NALP... read more

Take NALP’s safety survey, get free copy of report

August 7, 2018By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) seeks members and nonmembers to take its 2018 Safety Benchmark Survey. The deadline is Aug. 17. Participants will receive a free electronic copy of the report, which is expected to be complete by early fall. Landscape professionals complete a PDF or Excel version of the survey, which requests information including your Experience Modification Rate,... read more